Friday, 20 February 2009

A line back to Glasgow

Mine made it back too!

I received it a wee while back but only now managed to scan the pages and try to get it to Lorraine pronto. David added some fancy men-in-skirts pop outs to complete the Lines, Lineages and Linings. It's become such a different book to when I posted it off in May to Vivien.

Have a look at the slide show:

Lorraine, I will post this tomorrow and will post Vivien's which is still with me asap, I hope to finish it at the weekend. Looking forward to hear/see how the books look at the exhibition. Many thanks for organising this!

Monday, 16 February 2009

Sketchbook exhibition

Hello Everyone.

Sorry I've been out of the loop for a while. Between family illness, students exams and my own exams and erratic internet connections thing have been rather hectic to say the least.

Everything is now set for the display of our sketchbooks in the LRC (Learning Resource Centre) of the University of Ulster.

If you would like to send the sketchbooks in your possession to me. I will arrange the display on Sunday evening. Don't worry if they arrive later. The sketch books will be in the three display cases shown, each case will hold two sketchbooks, so I will rotate them over the next four weeks to ensure they are all on display for the same amount of time.

Also, if you could write a short biography (approx 150 words) or profile about yourself, your art work and the sketchbook exchange. these can be emailed to me at any time.
I think the sketchbooks will look great displayed together, I'll post photos here so we can see them together.
All the best

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Lindsay's Mole Complete

This is Steph's rather elegant conclusion in my mole. I believe she used a ticket stub to bring in those orange lamp elements. Very creative use of paper.

Many thanks to everyone for making my mole a fine and beautiful book. It's been a lot of fun working on this.

Sunday, 1 February 2009

What a Star!

Brian goes to the top of the class having got his moley finished first and also for this delicate set of gentle pastel flowers in Gesa's 'Lines and Lineage' book. At first I thought they must be Edelweiss in honour of Gesa's nationality, but then changed my mind to Ipheon (Liliaceae, from Mexico), but why would he do that I wondered? My final guess is Orinthogalum or the "Star of Bethlehem" since he must have one flowering right now in his NY apartment and got the time to do it over Christmas!

It's good to see you got the blue and the orange out of your Christmas box of Unison, Brian! :o)

As far as I can make out here's where we stand with each of the other moleskines, as amended today by Brian:

1. Brian's Stretch is finished and is back home with him. Yippee!
2. Lorraine's Close is unaccounted for but Vivien has yet to create her masterpiece in it.
3. Gesa's Lines book is with me. Everyone else has done their thang so I will be posting it home to Gesa when I am finished (soon-ish).
4. Vivien's Landscapes is with Gesa. Lorraine has still to work in it, then it will be finished.
5. Lindsay's Maps is now finished and has been returned home to her.
6. Casey's Freedom sent on but not received by Steph yet - worrying as sent ages ago really quickly after Gesa sent it on - her work in it was gorgeous as well.
7. Steph's Genesis has the most outstanding with LorLor, Gesa, Vivien, and lil' ole me yet to start in it (pun intended). I think it is with Lorraine.
8. And last but not least my Dance is, I believe, presently is also with Lorraine and therefore soon to be completed and returned to me for framing. Isn't that right Lor?

With the exception of the Freedom and Genesis books all the rest are almost complete, so if this exhibition is still on (perhaps Lorraine can confirm please?) then it just means a couple of them will not be entirely complete [philosophy and mathematics were always my strongest points, as well as stating the obvious].

Anything to add?

No 6 amended by Gesa.